Dinner / Lunch

Meal prep + a summertime salad!

Hello, hello!

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s post and encouraged me to keep at it! Marathon training has been tough, but I am feeling more focused than ever after Friday’s setback, and I appreciate all your love and support — you guys rock!

After yesterday’s post, I spent the morning doing some major food prep for the week! In addition to meal planning, I whipped up some , shredded BBQ chicken for , homemade chipotle dressing (recipe below), and some peanut butter cookie brownie bars. (Unfortunately, I tried to make them in to mini muffins and they turned out really hard, like to the point that they were inedible. Fail.) This morning, I cooked a batch of my honey almond flax pancakes to enjoy for breakfasts. Bring on this week!

Here’s all my packaged food for the week…

 

 

And the veggie burgers I packed up with a side of chipotle dressing…

After doing some food prep of my own, I also made dinner to bring to my friend Courtney who just had her sweet baby girl less than two weeks ago! In addition to some BBQ chicken sandwiches, I decided to whip up an avocado cobb salad with a homemade chipotle dressing, which were two winners! Last night, I had some avocado cobb salad topped with my BBQ chicken and chipotle dressing for a complete meal. This salad was really good…and reminded me of summer time! (Yay for 70 degree projected temperatures for this week!)

Avocado Cobb Salad
Serves 4-6

  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped (I also used some spinach since I had that on hand) 
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. corn, roasted
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  1. Pour chopped romaine lettuce in bowl.
  2. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve with creamy chipotle dressing.

Creamy Chipotle Dressing

  • 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%.)
  • 1/3 c. chipotle fire-roasted salsa
  1. Combine above ingredients. Chill and serve. 

How to level up this recipe:

  • You could easily add some tomatoes for additional veggies or some black beans for extra protein. 

How to level down this recipe:

  • Serve with a regular ranch dressing instead of the creamy chipotle.
  • Top with some crushed tortilla chips (try blue corn chips or quinoa/lentil chips for added flavor).

One thought on “Meal prep + a summertime salad!

  1. says:

    Those avocado black bean burgers look good. Well done on the marathon training :)

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